Writing Seminar -- Researchhints, tips and things youneed to know Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
IntroductionWelcomeProfessor Moritz, email@example.comFeel free to visit or email firstname.lastname@example.orgLibrarians on duty 8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4:30 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays
What we’ll do today over the nexttwo daysLearn about Research GuidesCreate a RefWorks accountLearn how to construct a research strategyIdentify and locate print resourcesLearn how to navigate databases“Last resort” optionEvaluate web resources
Libraries at ONU Heterick Memorial Library•Taggert LawLibrary•Library for Law Undergraduateschool, library,accessible to all accessible to all
ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
What we’ll do todayHow to do researchHow to use library resources to do researchWhat resources to use when doing research
How to do Research Seven Steps of the Research Process Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell UniversitySTEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPICSTEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 3: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (ifappropriate for the assignment)STEP 4: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLESSTEP 5: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FINDSTEP 6: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHERSTEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND
Start at the beginning IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readingsSTEP Internet Librarians, Instructors 1
Background Research -- BooksClick on the POLAR tab or Seach POLAR link
Background Research -- Books•Highly structured information environment Way individual records are arranged Subject headings Catalog software optimized for above Deal with material in many formats•Implies heavy human involvement•Emphasis on precision•Preparation relatively labor-intensive•Implies a learning curve to use successfully
Find a Book -- POLAR •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology
Find a Book -- POLAR If a book is available, go get it. Otherwise request via your other two options; OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
Find a Book -- OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Ca. 10 million items Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
Find a Book -- OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Ca. 10 million items Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page Most requests arrive in 3-5 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time May keep up to 84 days
SearchOhio Access to several Ohio public libraries Access via OhioLINK An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
Find a Book -- POLAR A small but growing part of the collection are Ebooks Click to link to content
What about Google? Does the information located satisfy the research need? Is the information factual and unbiased? See handout “Critically Analyzing InformationSTEP Sources” the Writing Seminar Research Guide 3
What about Google?Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
Google Scholar Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toplease see contentthe OhioLINK Permits“google Google to Run Googlescholar” link to full-text Scholartab at the SearchResearchGuide for ONU user sees licensed full-textWriting articlesSeminar
CRAAP test Timeliness of the information.Currency Depth and importance of the information.Relevance/Coverage Source of the information.Authority Reliability of the informationAccuracy Possible bias present in the information.Purpose/Objectivity
Databases Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary Many give access to full text of articlesSTEP Heterick has 250+ 4
Academic Search CompleteLexis-NexisJSTOR : the Scholarly Journal ArchiveSearch by Subject/Discipline for subject specific databases
How to use JSTOR JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we enable the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources. Began adding current issues for some 170+ titles but mostly consists of back issues HML subscribes to the full-text component BUT also shows links to articles outside the library. You must pay attention to what you find. There is no “FIND IT” button Easiest way to work with JSTORis to get a free account and go from there.
ILL -- Fill in the blanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
How to find print journalsClick on the linkto the catalogfor full details
Locating print journals Click on Latest Received to see the current locations for periodicals
Locating print journalsReserve means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk.Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab.All others are upstairs and arranged alphabetically by title.Bound means it’s out of the buildingArrived means it’s on the open shelvesExpected means it’s not here yet
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